Guyana Population 2017

776,617

Guyana is a sovereign country on the northern coast of South America, and one of the only Caribbean nations that isn't an island. The country was colonized by the Netherlands and then became a British colony for more than 200 years before gaining independence in 1966. It's the third smallest independent state of South America with just 215,000 square kilometers (83,000 sq mi) of land. Guyana's 2017 population is estimated at 777,859, an increase from the 2013 estimate of 800,000.

Guyana has only one city with a population more than 50,000. The capital, Georgetown, is home to about 240,000, or 355,000 in the metro area, and the next largest city is Linden with 45,000 people. 90% of Guyana's population lives on the coastal strip, which accounts for only 10% of the total land area and is just 40 miles across at its widest point.

Guyana Demographics

Guyana has a very racially, ethnically heterogeneous population originating from India, Africa, China and Europe, as well as many indigenous peoples.

The Indo-Guyanese, or East Indians, are the largest ethnic group at 44% of the population, and they are descendants of indentured laborers from India. The second largest group is the Afro-Guyanese (30%), descendants of African slaves. 17% of the population is of mixed heritage, and the indigenous Amerindians make up 9%. The largest indigenous groups of Guyana are the Arawaks, Wai Wai, Caribs, Akawaio and Arecuna.

For the past three decades, the Indo-Guyanese proportion of the population has continued to decline. In 1980, the Indo-Guyanese accounted for 51.9% of the population, which dropped to 48.6% in 1991 then 43.5% in 2002.

Guyana Population in 2018Source: Johnldasilva

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Guyana Population Growth

Guyana has experienced rather unstable growth and decline over the last fifty years and it's currently growing very slowly, a trend that will last for some time.

About Guyana

Official NameCo-operative Republic of Guyana
Languages SpokenEnglish
BordersBRA, SUR, VEN
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude5-59
Currencies UsedGYD

Guyana Population Density

Name Population
Georgetown235,017
Linden44,690
New Amsterdam35,039
Anna Regina12,448
Bartica11,157
Skeldon5,859
Rosignol5,782
Mahdia4,200
Vreed-en-Hoop3,073
Mabaruma717
Lethem716
Fort Wellington

Guyana Population Clock

What is the population of Guyana (as of 11/15/2017)?776,617
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)777,859
Births Per Day8
Deaths Per Day4
Net Migrations Per Day -13
Net Change Per Day -9
Population Change Since January 1st-2,871

Guyana Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 19.746 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 8.47 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -6.32 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 66.705 years
Male Life Expectancy 64.406 years
Female Life Expectancy 69.15 years
Total Fertility Rate 2.484 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 1.144 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.05 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 31.315 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 38.732 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.706 years
Rate of Natural Increase 11.394
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 9.824%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 12.189%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 7.214%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 24.602%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 28.913%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 19.915%
Median Age (Total) 25.8 years
Median Age (Female) 26.2 years
Median Age (Male) 25.5 years

Guyana Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2017777,85950.48%49.52%40.61%
2015768,51450.36%49.64%40.58%
2010746,55650.02%49.98%3-0.12%
2005750,94650.10%49.90%3-0.06%
2000753,30149.72%50.28%4-0.21%
1995761,29149.23%50.77%40.48%
1990743,30949.34%50.66%3-0.71%
1985770,43550.20%49.80%4-0.25%
1980780,15350.34%49.66%40.90%
1975745,84150.30%49.70%31.13%
1970704,93450.19%49.81%31.58%
1965651,86850.35%49.65%32.66%
1960571,81950.10%49.90%33.45%
1955482,55549.81%50.19%23.49%
1950406,55949.62%50.38%20.00%

Guyana Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
2020790,78250.62%49.38%40.00%
2025810,50150.81%49.19%40.49%
2030824,98250.88%49.12%40.35%
2035833,48950.86%49.14%40.21%
2040835,11950.83%49.17%40.04%
2045831,01150.80%49.19%4-0.10%
2050821,90650.78%49.22%4-0.22%
2055809,18350.75%49.25%4-0.31%
2060793,10950.71%49.29%4-0.40%
2065773,91650.65%49.35%4-0.49%
2070751,79150.54%49.46%3-0.58%
2075726,64450.39%49.61%3-0.68%
2080699,22050.24%49.76%3-0.77%
2085670,70150.12%49.88%3-0.83%
2090642,34950.04%49.96%3-0.86%
2095614,81449.97%50.03%3-0.87%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer